Let’s Look At This Realistically: What to do about Bottled Water

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Depending on the criteria used for evaluation, plastic water bottles can be seen in a largely positive or negative light. When looking at the problems with bottled water, we consider the environment, cost and health concerns that apply to bottled water. On the other hand, plastic water bottles can be seen in a positive light when the nutritional value and convenience are measured. For these reasons, water bottles are a good thing but they don’t necessarily outweigh the negative effects of bottled water. A few solutions have been made-up to try and solve the problem but only one of them really works. Though water is healthy, plastic water bottles are not worth the money they use and damage they cause to the environment and to our health.…show more content…
Depending on the criteria used for evaluation, plastic water bottles can be seen in a largely positive or negative light. When looking at the problems with bottled water, we consider the environment, cost and health concerns that apply to bottled water. On the other hand, plastic water bottles can be seen in a positive light when the nutritional value and convenience are measured. For these reasons, water bottles are a good thing but they don’t necessarily outweigh the negative effects of bottled water. A few solutions have been made-up to try and solve the problem but only one of them really works. Though water is healthy, plastic water bottles are not worth the money they use and damage they cause to the environment and to our health. If they are judged on the basis of the waste build up, it seems that they are not a good product to keep manufacturing. Landfills, today, are filled with recyclable products including millions of plastic water bottles. Janice Denehy, an executive editor of The Journal of School of Nursing, writes in Water for Sale: What are the Costs?, “In 2006, over 22 billion empty plastic water bottles were thrown into the trash.” (2008, p.59) For reasons like laziness and inconvenience people seem to have a difficult time properly disposing of water bottled. This number is ever increasing throughout the years. Denehy also points out, “It is estimated that only 10% of plastic water bottles are recycled.” (2008, p. 59) While not all plastic bottles are

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